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Improving safety and handling.

Got it. Given that I'd rather have a reliable and long lasting (street) part - what other brands should I consider? What specs should I look for or avoid?


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Reliable and long lasting? I'd go with the Koni yellow sport shocks with a lifetime warranty. As for specs, both the Konis and Bilsteins are high-performance single adjustable shocks for rebound and that's the minimum I'd go for in a replacement shock.
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Yep-stay away from cheap coilovers with a one year warranty.

This. ^^^


You get what you pay for. Coilovers at the price of a decent set of static shocks/springs.... not a pretty picture. Coilovers are NOT necessary for a street car. Of course, every kid on Facebook will tell you they are. Unless you are part of the set who want to constantly change their ride height, stay away. Likewise, unless you are racing and know how to corner balance and set jounce and rebound, stay away. People say I'm old in my thinking. No, old school....where decisions are based on facts and figures, not the latest craze on social media.



If your main concern is speed bumps, I highly recommend (as dkmura did) staying with OE height springs or go with a mild lowering spring like those mentioned earlier in my earlier comment, the Bilstein B12 ProKit. Top of the line shocks matched with a set of springs from one of the top companies in the world for springs, Eibach. Lowers about 20mm and coupled with the proper sized tires (the OEM sizes you mentioned or other tires that run the same diameter give/take as stock), you needn't worry about bumps.

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How many miles are on your Z?
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How many miles are on your Z?

100k miles


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